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Sharp Practice.

--The Selma (Ala.) Dispatch says that a lady assumed the name of a distinguished citizen of Tennessee, now a resident of Alabama, by which she obtained the agency to purchase cotton in the northern portion of the State, and played her hand adroitly that she obtained $50,000 from the cotton agency at Mobile, and, but for her detection, would have procured upwards of $200,000 more from the Government. She is a lady of considerable literary pretence, and a resident of Alabama, and it is unnecessary to add that she is exceedingly sharp. The case will come up before the proper authorities.

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